Grant Selection Process
How is your application assessed?
Voice uses a 3-step assessment process for ALL proposals whether at country or at global level.
- Threshold or eligibility criteria: minimum standards that all applications must meet. If an application does not meet all of the threshold criteria, it will be rejected.
- Criteria relating to the quality of the project proposal (project check).
- Criteria relating to the quality of the applicant organisation or the lead party of the consortium (organisational check).
For the small grants (empowerment grants between €5,000 and €25,000) a lighter / adapted version of these types of criteria applies. For these type of grants we also encourage audio and/or video applications using the questions on the application form as a guide.
The full detailed process is described in the Grant Manual that forms part of each Call for Proposals.
You will receive written notification if your organisation has not been approved for funding. Only for the applications that have reached the project check stage you will receive detailed feedback. We encourage you to contact the in-country Voice Country Teams to arrange for a follow-up discussion about your application.
When are funding decisions made?
Grant applications are only accepted in response to a Call for Proposals. For a list of all Calls for Proposals please visit the overview and read the process and guidelines carefully.
In general, if you are applying for an Influencing grant, you must apply before the deadline published in the Call for Proposals. Most other grant types allow for a rolling submission with review cycles that may be useful for your own planning and time management. These are mentioned in the Call for Proposals and Grant Manual. Voice reviews all applications received and aims to provide funding decisions with-in six-weeks of the deadline of the Call.
Questions about Voice, eligibility, or other matters may be submitted by email or during consultative sessions. The questions will be anonymised and published with answers on the F.A.Q.’s page. Questions about global calls can be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or to the country email address in case of national calls (for example Kenya@voice.global) Before sending in your questions, please read the F.A.Q’s section carefully to see if you question has already been answered. Answers will be updated on the website on a regular basis. Consultative meetings will be held in all Voice focus countries – details are published in the Call for Proposals.